How to Refresh Your Quick Add on Snapchat?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Refresh Your Quick Add on Snapchat?

Quick add – the Snapchat feature that recommends new friends that you can add. Do you want to refresh it, so you get new recommendations?

Here are three ways to do it:

  1. Clear the Snapchat cache (from inside the app)
  2. Restart the app
  3. Sync your contacts

If you want a step-by-step guide on how to refresh your Quick Add on Snapchat, read below! I’ll also explain what Quick Add is and how it works.

Refresh Your Quick Add on Snapchat

What Is Quick Add?

Quick Add is one of the base features of Snapchat. It recommends new people that you can add as friends on the app.

These recommendations are based on several factors such as:

  1. Location
  2. Mutual friends
  3. Interests
  4. Contact list
  5. Digital contacts
  6. Other metrics

So, you will also get new recommendations based on your interactions on Snapchat. You may get new recommendations depending on who you follow and the type of content they offer.

So, one way of refreshing your Quick Add recommendations is taking on new content and following other people in the app.

Methods to Refresh the Quick Add

As I said, there are three main ways you can refresh the Quick Add feature on Snapchat. The first I’ll talk about is clearing the Snapchat cache.

Clear the Snapchat Cache

You can do this from within the Snapchat app. Follow the steps below to do this:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the profile picture icon is highlighted.
Tap on your profile picture

To clear your cache, you need to open the Snapchat settings. The first step to doing that is going to your profile page. Do that by selecting your profile picture in the top left corner.

2. Tap on the Gear icon

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the Gear icon icon is highlighted.
Tap on the Gear icon

After you tap on your profile picture, you’ll reach your profile page on Snapchat. Next, find the Gear icon and select it.

This will open the settings page, where you’ll also find the option to clear the cache.

3. Tap on “Clear cache

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "clear cache" menu option is highlighted.
Tap on “Clear cache

Once you open the Snapchat settings, scroll through the options until you find the “Clear Cache” option. Tap on it and continue with the guide.

4. Select “Continue

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "Continue" menu option is highlighted.
Select “Continue

Once you tap on “Clear cache“, Snapchat will ask you to confirm by selecting “Continue” or “Cancel“. Tap on “Continue” to clear the Snapchat cache.

Restart the App

After you clear the Snapchat cache, you must restart the app to get new Quick Add recommendations. I recommend force-closing the app from the Overview panel.

Image on a phone settings menu screen where one can close all open apps, with the "Close all" menu option highlighted.
Close the Snapchat app

To access the Overview tab, you need to press/tap on the Overview button on your phone. It’s next to the “Home” and “Back” buttons at the bottom of your phone’s screen.

Once you do that, you should see a list of all your opened apps. Find Snapchat and close it or close all the apps you’re currently using.

Closing Snapchat this way will also delete the session. After you reopen Snapchat, a new session will begin, and the changes you’ve made during the previous step (clearing the cache) will also take effect.

Sync Your Contacts

The final method to refresh your Quick Add recommendations on Snapchat is to sync your contacts if you haven’t already done that.

If you’ve done that, ignore this step. Otherwise, follow the steps below to sync your contacts on Snapchat:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the profile picture icon is highlighted.
Tap on your profile picture

Like before, tap on your profile picture in the top left corner to open your profile page. That’s where you’ll find the Gear icon to open your settings.

2. Select the Gear icon

Screenshot of a Snapchat window on mobile where the Gear icon icon is highlighted.
Select the Gear icon

Once you open your profile page, look in the top right corner for the Gear icon. This icon is typically used to signify the “Settings“.

Tap on it to continue.

3. Go to “Permissions

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "Prermissions" menu option is highlighted.
Go to “Permissions

Once you’ve opened the Snapchat settings, scroll down to the bottom until you find the “Permissions” option. Please select it and continue with the final step!

4. Enable the “Contacts” option

Screenshot of a Snapchat settings page on mobile where the "Contacts" menu option is highlighted.
Enable the “Contacts” option

In the “Permissions” tab, you should find the “Contacts” option. If you read the description, it says, “Your contacts will be uploaded to Snapchat’s servers so you and others can find friends, and to improve your experience”.

Enabling the contacts will also improve the “Quick Add” function on Snapchat!

Conclusion

In short, here’s what you can do to refresh the Quick Add recommendations on Snapchat:

  • Clear the Snapchat cache
  • Restart the app
  • Sync your contacts

After clearing the cache and syncing your contacts, restart Snapchat by force-closing it. This will force the new changes in a new session.

If you have questions about Snapchat’s Quick Add feature, leave a comment below, and I’ll answer as soon as possible!

Stay tuned for other helpful articles on your favorite social media platforms.

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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